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Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier

Spc. Alfred Kollie, a petroleum supply specialist with Task Force Wolfpack, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, checks his fuel truck June 14 on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. Kollie escaped civil war in Liberia and years in a refugee camp to move to the United States. "Ever since I was a kid, I loved everything about the Army and the military," he said. "I perceive the United States military as the greatest fighting force in the world, so when I got my green card, I couldn't wait to join the Army."



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This work, Why we serve: From African refugee to US soldier [Image 3 of 10], by SFC Eric Pahon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.14.2012

Date Posted:06.21.2012 06:03

Photo ID:608681

VIRIN:120614-A-#####-714

Resolution:2100x1395

Size:1.23 MB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

Hometown:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AF

Hometown:ACCRA, GH

Hometown:MONROVIA, LR

Hometown:BALTIMORE, MD, US

Hometown:FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US

Hometown:FORT BRAGG, NC, US

Hometown:HYATTSVILLE, MD, US

Hometown:RALEIGH, NC, US

Hometown:RALEIGH-DURHAM AIRPORT, NC, US

Hometown:WASHINGTON, DC, US

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